Yes, I am still alive… just not finding any time at all for sewing. But there has still been sewing in my life, thanks to my amazing mom. When she visited me last weekend she brought me this beautiful gift:
I confess this was not a complete surprise, since she gifted me with the partially completed quilt-top for Christmas. Believe it or not, this is her first quilt! I think it’s totally amazing. She used the Mod Mosaic Floor Pillow tutorial from Oh Fransson and expanded it into lap-blanket size. The back is super cool too:
Man it is hard to photograph quilts! How do all you awesome quilters do it? And by that I mean both photograph them and, you know, sew all those teeny pieces together with perfect seam allowances and in a visually pleasing order and then pin and quilt and bind and… yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever be a quilter. But I am so in awe of all the beautiful quilts I see on the internets, and now I have one of my own! Thanks Mom, you’re amazing!
It’s kind of perfect timing, actually, as tomorrow is my 5th wedding anniversary and our wedding colors were black and white and yellow. I wanted to make a black/white/yellow dress for our anniversary trip this weekend, but my sewing mojo remained awol for basically the entire month of March, so it was not to be. But in an effort to kickstart myself, I decided to throw myself at an easy project and try to finish it before we leave tomorrow… and I’m pleased to say that this morning in about an hour I mostly completed a Vogue 1250 (you know, the ubiquitous three-piece-cowl-neck-slinky-dress that everyone and their giraffe has made), and it really is as easy as everyone says! I just have to hem the sleeves and the skirt, and I’m done, so I may have a new dress for our trip after all, even if it’s not yellow. Let’s hope the mojo’s sticks around til I get back!